This exhibition is the culmination of a Psychosocial research project involving the creation
of an archive; of the documents and objects that my Mother left behind after her death.
The research project examines the relation between memory, maternal loss, and the
belongings that a person leaves behind. Considering the dynamics added when some of
those belongings are a body of artistic work.
Throughout the work, the objects which seemed to evoke the most emotion and to mean
the most to me were the ones which I could not understand. While trying to figure out what
these objects were, I came across a piece of paper, a list, titled; ‘Future work’. All of the
items whose meanings had alluded me were on that list. They were all ‘future/unfinished
art works’ It was a list for her next exhibition, her ‘Future Work’.
I decided to complete that work, to bring that list to life. To honour my mother by using our
connection and my knowledge of her practice to finish these pieces. My late Mother’s
Future Work’ is curated to present this work and to tell the story of my experience of this
process of archiving. Displayed alongside the art-work are excerpts from the
Autoethnography I created during the project as well as samples from the archive.
The exhibition explores the connection of the maternal and is at once a memorial and also
a creation. It is at once a celebration of a life of art and a marking of a life lost suddenly.
An exhibition created in search and celebration of the 25 greatest sneakers of all time. As voted for by an international poll of the general public & industry experts.
Dates: 26th January – 10th February 2017 Time: Everyday 10-6pm Where: The Archivist’s Gallery, Unit V Reliance Wharf, N1 5ET
Curated by leading international sneaker expert, Neal Heard, the exhibition will be both a history and an homage – revealing the secret stories behind the creation of the most iconic sneakers ever made; providing a fascinating narrative of the integral role they played within key sporting & cultural movements throughout the 20th & 21st century; and even offering a glimpse into the psychological hinterland of the cult of sneaker obsession.
Featuring a 3,000-year timeline, G.O.A.T Sneakers identifies the earliest known iterations of the shoe before chronicling its evolution across the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries – along the way charting the many infamous controversies & scandals (such as the debate around who first invented vulcanised rubber; the origin of the term ‘sneaker’; the trainer-versus-sneaker question) as well as the extraordinary stories surrounding the creation of the most iconic brands and designs over the years and how they were variously appropriated by successive generations of cultural tribes around the world.
Exploring the obsessive devotion inspired by sneakers, the exhibition will also offer a look ‘Inside The Mind of a Sneakerhead’ in the form of a hidden installation featuring the highlights of the renowned collections of two sneaker obsessives, Brooksy and Kish Kash.
Helen Duane brings her first solo exhibition to the Archivist, with a specifically produced selection of work inspired by prominent and beautiful places in her life. From her cottage home in Suffolk to the views she has seen on her travels through life, these pastel landscapes are breathtaking, made only more so by the delicate nature of the materials and their application
Beginning on the 21st, (and sadly coming to a close on the 27th) you are hereby invited to explore the scenery and with the private view on the 24th you will also have the chance to speak to the artist herself and discuss different interpretations of the paintings and your own memories of important places – with the added benefit of the artist being open to recreating these scenes for you on a commission basis!
An immersive exhibition celebrating the lives and loves of some the UK’s greatest collectors
Swedish retailer IKEA is opening a new gallery exhibition, ‘The Collection’, showcasing some of the most intriguing and unusual collections from across the nation, beautifully styled by IKEA storage gurus.
Celebrating the “Joy of Storage” as a means to presenting and preserving the treasures the nation holds dear, the exhibition includes collectors of toy soldiers, retro fashion, magazines and Spice Girls memorabilia all housed and styled in the IKEA product that best showcases it to the world.
Elevating storage from the functional to the joyful, ‘The Collection’ is IKEA’s first foray into the world of exhibitions, seeking to show how possible it is to raise these minutiae of the heart into art that decorates every room in the house.
An Exhibition celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll Masterpiece illustrated by John Tenniel
Alice in Wonderland
From Tuesday 16th November, come and explore The Other Side of Nowhere as Paul Skellett has drawn it.
This unique exhibition is part of the international celebration of Alice in Wonderland 150th anniversary. Inspired by the original illustrations of Sir John Tenniel, Paul Skellet’s artworks recreate the atmosphere of the book and will take you down the Rabbit-hole.
Join us at The Proud Archivist Gallery for an exceptional ten weeks Exhibition.
Let us know about your visit on Eventbrite. Entrance is free.